|Many of the grandstands were completely closed off Sunday. the estimated attendance was about 35,000 in a place that seats 300,000|
"I don’t know about everyone else, but I came here to watch Dale race. If he’s not racing anymore, I’m not watching anymore."
— NASCAR fan Larryssa Mercer, on attending yesterday's Brickyard 400 solely to watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. race one last time.
2018 will likely see a 25% to 33% drop in NASCAR popularity.